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Portrait of Billy Traber

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
5 215 12 14 0 152 5.65 0.3
Birth Date9-18-1979
Height6' 5"
Weight200 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2003 CLE MLB 33 18 111.7 132 40 88 15 .262 94 10.6 3.2 1.2 7.1 52% .330 .280 1.54 4.47 5.24 96 5.79 -0.2
2006 WAS MLB 15 8 43.3 53 14 25 5 .270 90 11.0 2.9 1.0 5.2 47% .320 .309 1.55 4.98 6.44 112 6.96 -0.6
2007 WAS MLB 28 2 39.7 50 13 27 4 .258 94 11.3 2.9 0.9 6.1 49% .338 .298 1.59 4.26 4.76 100 5.93 -0.2
2008 NYA MLB 19 0 16.7 23 7 11 3 .259 100 12.4 3.8 1.6 5.9 43% .351 .314 1.80 5.80 7.02 111 7.04 -0.3
2009 BOS MLB 1 0 3.7 9 1 1 2 .286 115 22.1 2.5 4.9 2.5 39% .438 .417 2.73 10.51 12.27 108 13.60 -0.3
CareerMLB9628215.02677515229.2639411.23.11.26.450%.333.2951.594.745.651016.31-1.6

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2001 SLU A+ 18 18 101.7 85 23 79 2 .000 7.5 2.0 0.2 7.0 0% .000 .000 1.06 2.58 2.65
2001 BIN AA 8 8 42.7 50 13 45 4 .000 10.5 2.7 0.8 9.5 0% .000 .000 1.48 3.30 4.43
2001 NOR AAA 1 1 7.0 5 0 0 0 .000 6.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 .000 0.71 3.16 1.29
2002 AKR AA 18 17 107.7 99 20 82 8 .000 8.3 1.7 0.7 6.9 0% .285 .000 1.10 3.38 2.76
2002 BUF AAA 9 9 54.7 58 12 33 3 .000 9.5 2.0 0.5 5.4 0% .307 .000 1.28 3.36 3.29
2003 CLE MLB 33 18 111.7 132 40 88 15 .262 94 10.6 3.2 1.2 7.1 52% .330 .280 1.54 4.47 5.24
2005 KIN A+ 4 4 21.7 19 6 13 2 .000 7.9 2.5 0.8 5.4 0% -.810 .000 1.15 4.16 4.98
2005 AKR AA 5 5 34.0 25 5 27 2 .254 82 6.6 1.3 0.5 7.1 48% .235 .170 0.88 2.86 2.65
2005 BUF AAA 19 12 76.7 96 30 55 7 .250 103 11.3 3.5 0.8 6.5 52% .340 .265 1.64 4.22 5.75
2006 WAS MLB 15 8 43.3 53 14 25 5 .270 90 11.0 2.9 1.0 5.2 47% .320 .309 1.55 4.98 6.44
2006 NWO AAA 21 21 124.1 143 26 102 8 .263 95 10.4 1.9 0.6 7.4 56% .343 .262 1.36 3.43 4.06
2007 WAS MLB 28 2 39.7 50 13 27 4 .258 94 11.3 2.9 0.9 6.1 49% .338 .298 1.59 4.26 4.76
2007 COH AAA 14 4 40.3 40 7 29 2 .255 95 8.9 1.6 0.4 6.5 52% .309 .273 1.17 2.98 2.90
2008 NYA MLB 19 0 16.7 23 7 11 3 .259 100 12.4 3.8 1.6 5.9 43% .351 .314 1.80 5.80 7.02
2008 SWB AAA 40 2 47.7 46 13 41 3 .266 81 8.7 2.5 0.6 7.7 52% .299 .244 1.24 3.49 3.40
2009 BOS MLB 1 0 3.7 9 1 1 2 .286 115 22.1 2.5 4.9 2.5 39% .438 .417 2.73 10.51 12.27
2009 PAW AAA 38 7 84.3 88 25 33 8 .251 101 9.4 2.7 0.9 3.5 48% .280 .256 1.34 4.64 3.52
2010 TAC AAA 7 0 7.0 5 2 7 2 .277 93 6.4 2.6 2.6 9.0 42% .176 .270 1.00 6.15 3.86

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 277 0.4874 0.4332 0.8500 0.6222 0.2535 0.8929 0.7500 0.1500
2009 70 0.6143 0.4571 0.8750 0.6512 0.1481 0.8929 0.7500 0.1250
Career3470.5130.4380.8550.62810.23220.89290.750.145

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2004-04-04 2004-10-04 60-DL 183 162 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2003-09-21 -
2003-09-17 2003-09-28 DTD 11 9 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2003-09-21 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 NYA $500,000
2004 CLE $317,500
2003 CLE $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,117,500
3 yrTotal$1,117,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 46 d

Details
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Boston 12/1/08 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Boston 8/5/09. DFA by Boston 8/7/09, sent outright to Triple-A 8/11/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/16/08 (minor-league contract). $0.5M salary in majors. Contract purchased by Yankees 3/15/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Washington 2/07. Sent outright to Triple-A by Washington 3/07. Contract purchased 5/16/07. Released by Washington 12/5/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Signed as a free agent 11/05.
  • 1 year (2005). Signed by Cleveland 12/23/04 (minor-league contract). $0.35M salary in majors.
  • 1 year/$0.3175M (2004)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003)
  • Drafted 2000 (1-16). $0.4M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
BP Unfiltered: When a 13th Round Produces as Much as a First RoundSam Miller2012-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Drama MovesChristina Kahrl2009-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Outside Help, AL EastJay Jaffe2009-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: It Doesn't CountJoe Sheehan2008-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-02-19
Spring Training Preview: NL EastJoe Sheehan2008-02-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Breaking in the New YearChristina Kahrl2008-01-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Big Moves in the NLChristina Kahrl2007-12-09
Transaction of the Day: NL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-09-16
Transaction Analysis Special: Free Talent All-StarsChristina Kahrl2007-07-10
Transaction Analysis: NL-Brand KetchupChristina Kahrl2007-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Unpaid HazardsKevin Goldstein2007-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 3-16, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-11-17
Transaction Analysis: September 5-11Christina Kahrl2006-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 4-7, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 22-24Christina Kahrl2006-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 26-27Christina Kahrl2006-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 18-20Christina Kahrl2006-04-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 14-17Christina Kahrl2006-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 17-26Christina Kahrl2006-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: February 27-March 2Christina Kahrl2006-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Opening DayWill Carroll2005-04-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.Christina Kahrl2005-03-25
Transaction Analysis: March 16-21, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Cleveland IndiansWill Carroll2004-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Not-So-Quick CutsWill Carroll2003-07-21
Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle MarinersBaseball Prospectus2003-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 10-15Christina Kahrl2003-06-19
Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle MarinersBaseball Prospectus2003-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09
Prospectus Feature: Top 40 Prospects RoundtableBaseball Prospectus2003-01-31
Transaction Analysis: The CentralsChristina Kahrl2003-01-30
Breaking Balls: Free Agent Draft Pick CompensationDerek Zumsteg2003-01-30
Top 40 Prospects: RoundtableBaseball Prospectus2003-01-29
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Colon Trade: Rebuilding on the ReservationDeric McKamey2002-07-02
Transaction Analysis: March 6-13, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-18


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-03-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)How long before Billy Traber gets transmuted into Fuentes or Marte? You can't have a career pitching to Carlos Pena and David Ortiz in a 12 man staff, or you can, as long as your not Traber? Thanks!
(Tony from Brooklyn, NY)
It seems pretty likely he's going to make the Yankees, Tony, but how long he lasts I dunno, because if you look at his career platoon splits, he handles portsiders very well but every righty hitter who faces him is transformed into Vlad Guerrero. Traber would have to very literally be a one-out guy.

We've seen that teams can survive without a lefty spot reliever, though those teams weren't in a division with David Ortiz. I still don't think the Yankees should overpay for one of the cats you mention, but they wouldn't be a bad thing to have... (Steven Goldman)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Billy Traber threw 478 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2009, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Sinker (85mph), Fourseam Fastball (85mph) and Change (76mph), also mixing in a Slider (81mph).